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University of Birmingham's arthritis research centre opens its doors

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Olympic gold-winning rower Katherine Grainger has officially opened a major new research centre for arthritis, co-founded by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/06/2014

Side-effects of anti-inflammatory steroids could be prevented, Birmingham research finds

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Problem side effects including high blood pressure, obesity, muscle wasting, osteoporosis and skin thinning in arthritis and asthma sufferers who take a certain kind of steroid could be prevented by deleting a key gene, researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered.
Date:
04/06/2014

Are Fukushima's children developing thyroid cancer?

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There have been a number of alarming media reports in recent weeks, citing significant increases in the number of children in Fukushima diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Three years after the Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered a triple meltdown, releasing huge quantities of radiation into the atmosphere, the latest figures from the Fukushima Health Management Survey have been released.
Date:
20/05/2014

Study identifies new, effective way to diagnose latent TB

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A study co-authored by the University of Birmingham has identified the most effective way to test people with latent tuberculosis (TB), a potentially fatal infection that has increased in the UK in recent years.
Date:
15/05/2014

School of Biosciences at the forefront of open-access publishing and international research networking

School of Biosciences at the forefront of open-access publishing and international research networking
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Dr Roland Brandstaetter from the School of Biosciences has been appointed as a guest associate editor of Frontiers to host a new research topic in the section Neurology: Sleep and Chronobiology.
Date:
09/05/2014

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences Achieves Silver Athena SWAN Award

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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved a Silver Athena Swan Award, recognising excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education.
Date:
06/05/2014

Trio of awards marks University's commitment to advancing careers of women in science

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The University of Birmingham has scooped three new national awards for its work to further and support the careers of women in traditionally male strongholds of academia.
Date:
05/05/2014

Pioneering stem cell therapies to be trialled in Birmingham

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University of Birmingham researchers are to lead a worldwide collaboration of scientists looking at the possibility of transplanting stem cells from one person to another to reduce inflammation in the liver.
Date:
09/04/2014

Pioneering stem cell therapies to be trialled in Birmingham

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University of Birmingham researchers are to lead a worldwide collaboration of scientists looking at the possibility of transplanting stem cells from one person to another to reduce inflammation in the liver.
Date:
18/03/2014

Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?

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An article by HSMC's Robin Miller entitled 'Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?' was recently published in 'The Guardian'.
Date:
13/03/2014
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